HomeTVABCFirst Impressions: Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra Wilson Guests on General Hospital (PHOTOS) Daytime Confidential January 30, 2014 16 Comments Soap fan and Grey's Anatomy star Chandra Wilson made a cameo appearance on General Hospital on January 29. She played a patient of Kevin Collins '(Jon Lindstrom), Tina Estrada, who runs into Franco (Roger Howarth). What were your First Impressions of Wilson's cameo? 16 Responses Scout January 30, 2014 What’s there to have an impression of? They did with her what they do with ‘em all — gave her a goofy little role, had her play it wildly over the top and sent her on her way. BFD. Log in to Reply Jon January 30, 2014 Don’t know who she is, but some of her shtick make me chuckle…..a little. I did like her better than Howarth. Log in to Reply timepass January 30, 2014 She is a fan of GH NOT OLTL. They put in a scene with epic fail character Franco, seriously? Poor her, wrong choice. Log in to Reply heatherwebber10010 January 30, 2014 This type of thing makes me worry that they are going to make a total laugh out of Donna Mills. If RC wants to do comedy so bad, why doesn’t he ask ABC to let him write of their sitcoms? Log in to Reply TV Gord January 30, 2014 [quote=timepass]She is a fan of GH NOT OLTL.[/quote] She has said in interviews that she was primarily a fan of AMC, but she loved the entire ABC soap lineup. Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones January 30, 2014 http://www.tvguide.com/News/Chandra-Wilson-General-Hospital-1076853.aspx Wilson: ….I finally had to say to GH, “Look, just tell me when you want me and I will be there. I’ll tell Grey’s Anatomy I’m not available!” I’m a serious GH fan. TV Guide Magazine: How serious? Wilson: Crazy serious! I’ve been watching — and loving — the show for 35 years. I’m such an impossible groupie that I stay away from the studio commissary from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. because I might run into the GH stars having their lunch, and then I’d be saying stupid stuff and tripping all over myself. [Laughs] It’s been that way for 10 years! TV Guide Magazine: Weren’t you a One Life to Live nut, too? Wilson: Yes! So it was really a hoot for me to work with Roger, though I still think of him as Todd and I always will! He’s making his longtime Llanview followers work real hard to accept him as Franco but, hey, it’s a soap! [Laughs] We daytime fans buy even stranger things — like evil twins and people coming back from the dead!…. Hey, I’m the public and I appreciate it!…What you shoot in one day on a soap is the equivalent of two weeks in primetime or two months on a movie, and all you can do is pray and hope you have a buddy like Roger to help you through it. He really saved me. But as scary as it is, it’s also fantastic. I feel like I won a contest! TV Guide Magazine: Any chance you’ll be back? Wilson: [Executive producer] Frank Valentini did hint around that he might invite me to return. I said, “Oooh, don’t you play with me, now!” Because I would do it again in a heartbeat. Log in to Reply logan_echolls January 30, 2014 Pointless just pointless. Katie’s guest spot was better. I wish she would have been in a scene with Kevin. Even better, Robin and Patrick Log in to Reply really January 30, 2014 should have put her with real long term GH characters and actors not some pet newbie that she herself identifies as Todd. She wanted to be on GH, should have had her with Robin, Kevin, Liz or Patrick. Log in to Reply Patchworks January 31, 2014 She did well, but her story was trite. Franco is not a good character. Log in to Reply MeltStuff January 31, 2014 She and Roger are real life friends. That’s why they were in a scene together. Log in to Reply MatildaR January 31, 2014 She was fine, it was what it was, stunt casting. Howarth as usual chewed the scenery and was uncomfortable to watch. The guys got one tool in the toolbox. Log in to Reply RoMo4322 January 31, 2014 My impression was, as much as I love Chandra Wilson, what was she doing there? Fill-in time! More time taken away from veteran actors. Log in to Reply Cornfed January 31, 2014 JBJ, you must have your hands FULL trying to do spin on all us *haters* — i.e., realists — on this thread! Did you also notice the lack of feedback on Perkie’s threads during the first 2 weeks of January, a heavy Howarth period? Log in to Reply Cyberologist January 31, 2014 Its no secret Chandra who is a main character on an iconic primetime hit show for what? 15 years or so? “Greys Anatomy” would do this she is a huge soap opera fan and pimps the genre whenever she gets the chance. I get that she is Personal friends with RH but it wouldn’t have hurt if she would have “also” been involved with GH vets but I agree with Scout they marketed it for ratings buzZ with some photo ops, some primetime promos (featuring Roger of course) come one come all, check it….she did her schtick, RH camped and hammed it up and they sent her on her merry way. What I noticed is how they have what one? African American woman on this show in a sort of recurring role that they don’t write for. Which is a crying shame and slap in the face to me in this day and age but hey flaunt Tina out for a minute so a primetime star can holla at us. Use her, “see we’re diverse” OK I get the message but hey this ain’t Greys Chandra this show doesn’t have an African American, or Asian woman up front / center in top tier storylines….they are shoved to the back of the bus …but you know this because you watch the show so maybe your reasoning is to put shine on that so thank you for coming to GH Chandra; as an African American woman I appreciate it and applaud you. Log in to Reply J Bernard Jones February 2, 2014 JBJ, you must have your hands FULL trying to do spin on all us *haters* — i.e., realists — on this thread! How is QUOTING the actual interview “spinning” what Ms. Wilson said vis a vis what people here are projecting onto what she said and the nature of her fandom? Did I say anything or mention anything about “haters” (so-called realists?) on this thread? The only “spinning” going on here is you trying to ascribe motives to me that don’t exist. Cut that fucking passive aggressive bullshit out. 0:) 0) 0:-) :innocent: Did you also notice the lack of feedback on Perkie’s threads during the first 2 weeks of January, a heavy Howarth period? Did I say anything about it then? Or care now? The answer to both of those questions is…no. Log in to Reply Cornfed February 3, 2014 JBJ, i am beyond flattered you felt the need to copy/paste my entire two second post! However my feelings are hurt that you felt the need to curse :~ We can agree that GH had at least ONE outstanding episode in January, that being Friday, Jan. 24th. Great use of vets, and creating a great young heartthrob in Ryan Carnes, who hit a home run in his first week back! It’s those kinds of eps that will keep me tuned into a show propping many lackluster and/or useless characters…. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel Reply You must be logged in to post a comment.